Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline.
Another fun, fast, read. The year is 2044 and the world is a big mess. But there’s this thing called OASIS, an immersive reality internet that many people find refuge in. They also find work, school, love, adventure… pretty much anything, there. OASIS’ inventor and owner, James Halliday, just died without an heir but left a very interesting will. Whoever can follow the clues and solve the riddles gets to inherit OASIS. This sets off a mad frenzy of riddle working and guessing. Everything in Halliday’s life, including his obsession with 1980′s pop culture, is dissected and discussed by millions of people.
Then one day, a few years later, a high school kid named Wade manages to solve the first riddle.
If you remember 80′s movies, TV, and games; if you like old-skool gaming; if you’re all about virtual worlds; this is the book for you.